Looks as if Watch The Throne lived up to the hype according to record sales. Watch The Throne set an iTunes record last weekend with 290K in digital downloads. Once the album was released in stores, sales JUMPED to 426K!
Ace Hood hit the charts at the #10 spot with his album Blood, Sweat & Tears debuted at #10 selling 25K. Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame’s joint album, Ferrari Boyz, landed them at the #24 spot.
Find out what Jay-Z had to say about the meaning of ‘The Throne’s’ album title after the cut…
Jay-Z did an interview with radio host Lorenzo “Ice Tea” Thomas on Miami’s 99 Jamz where Hov gave some insight on the meaning of The Throne’s album title:
“It’s just protecting the music and the culture. It’s people that’s in the forefront of music, it’s like Watch the Throne, protect it. You just watch how popular music shifts and how hip-hop has basically replaced rock and roll as the youth music. The same thing could happen to hip-hop, it could be replaced by other forms of music. So it’s just making sure that we put that effort into making the best product so we can contend with all this other music, with all the dance music that’s dominating the charts right now and indie music that’s dominating the festivals and still hold off rock ‘n’ roll. Just to hold our place and make sure that the hip-hop culture is still the most dominant form of music around the world.” [source]